South Carolina State University recently created a new digital collection. The first collection features all the SCSU presidents and is housed on the Historical Black College and University's(HBCU)digital library. If I have counted correctly the are 20 participating HBCU's including Tuskegee, Fisk and Morehouse School of Medicine. This looks like a vaulable tool for African American research.
* Also, for African American research check the Freedmen Bank Records at the Family Search website. I found 6500 hits for South Carolina and 256 just for Columbia. The records are beautifully digitized. I am including the link to the right because we will be using this site alot.